16 Easy Summer Party Ideas

Gather inspiration for a casual outdoor gathering from one of our easy summer party ideas. From dinner on the deck to a festive taco buffet, your options are endless for a no-fuss summer party.

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11 Fun Ideas for Decorating a Cake with Candy

Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies! Cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shares 11 super-simple ways that cinnamon candies, jellybeans, maltballs, and other sweet favorites can make you look like a professional cake decorator in minutes.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch, The Cutest 5-Ingredient Cocktail Ever!

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Sugar-Coated Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream … You know the drill. Host a sugar-coated ice cream social the kiddos will love -- with cereal necklaces, paper crowns, candy truffles, and a whimsical ice cream truck. Go on and get celebrating!

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Pitcher Cocktail Recipes

Where there's a pitcher, there's a party. Whether you're brunching, dinner partying, or hosting a (very) happy hour, these fun pitcher cocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. Find icy margaritas, fruity sangria cocktails, spiked punch, and more!

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Felt Heart Favor Embellishments

Piece together felt heart shapes to create beautiful favor embellishments. Use our step-by-step instructions to make special favors for any occasion.

What You'll Need:

  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Felt in coordinating colors
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Small gift bag

1. Trace the heart patterns; cut out.

2. Use the patterns to cut shapes from felt, cutting the largest heart shapes for each design with pinking shears.

3. Add flowers in the lazy daisy stitch as desired. Use embroidery floss and straight stitches to attach the felt layers.

4. Hot-glue the felt hearts to each end of a 23-inch length of ribbon; tie to favor bag handles.

Download the heart shape patterns.

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